Taiwan’s CPC to shut Linyuan No 4 cracker next week - sources

28 June 2012 09:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC Corp has plans to shut its 385,000 tonne/year No 4 naphtha cracker at Linyuan early next week for maintenance, the company's buyers said on Thursday.

The cracker has been running at a reduced rate of around 90% partly due to technical issues in the second half of June and is expected to be taken off line for around two weeks, they said.

A company source said the plant's shutdown has yet to be finalised, but is likely to happen.

The company had informed its domestic customers that it would be reducing ethylene supplies in July, the source said, without providing further details.


By: Peh Soo Hwee
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